Ever wondered how the experts control a room?
As UK Press Officer for Ryanair for twenty years and a playwright for even longer, Alan has experienced it all.
Introducing 17-second pauses into his speeches, planting dummies in the audience, and avoiding Powerpoint altogether for a full day’s speaking.
Alan will hold his presenting Masterclass with you, in which he’ll share with you:
– Embracing your nerves
– Telling a story
– Banishing jargon
– Getting straight to the point
– Finishing with a clear Call to Action
– Holding the attention of your colleagues
– Owning a stage through positive body language
– Making use of pace and pauses to exert influence
He’ll also talk you through our renowned Golden Rules of Communication, helping you to easily structure and write every future presentation you give.
You’ll have an opportunity to present on your topic with feedback, before putting each of your new skills into action.
Tea, coffee and lunch are provided, as well as your A5 workbook summarising all of the above.
The course will run from 0900-1400 on Thursday 7th September at Lochinch House.
Places are limited to just five – so email us now to book your place.
Alan has over forty years’ experience in retail, marketing, publicity, advertising and public relations. In 1991 he started his public relations consultancy and for twenty years was UK Press Officer for Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline.
A graduate in English from the University of St Andrews, Alan has presented over 100 courses with Pink Elephant Communications to clients in oil and gas, travel, banking, public sector and higher education. Alan’s background in PR and the performing arts – including writing and starring in ‘The Lockerbie Bomber’ – gives him a unique insight into public speaking.
Email us now to book your place.
I recommend courses that have a lasting, positive impact, and I definitely will recommend this course. I have found myself asking why I don’t always feel sure about what I am saying, why do I think, or hope instead of believe or know. I will now say what I mean.
Madeline Negron, Aggreko
I really enjoyed the afternoon session with Bill. Lots of relatable stories that have stayed with me and made me aware of how much more impactful I can be by following some basic principles.
Kathleen Hitchen, Aggreko
The session took a number of our chief officers with little media interview experience… There was a clear growth in the confidence of those taking part… it showed as their ability to deliver better interviews improved continually.
David Grindlay,Team Leader Communications, Falkirk Council
I would highly recommend the media training course having spent an intense but thoroughly enjoyable day at Pink Elephant Communications. Extremely worthwhile and proud to have won the Pink Elephant trophy!
John M Scott, Programme Director, Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Very engaging. They knew their topic and were able to answer all of our questions with genuinely usable advice.
Rachael Deas, Account Manager, Equator
Some media trainers knock you down…and leave you down. Our media coaches show you how to deal with each knock…and still win through. So you have the presentation skills to perform – with confidence.